Student Services


On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students we want to welcome you to the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. We are happy that you will be joining us and hope that your experience is productive, rewarding, and enjoyable. We have assembled some information to aid you in your transition into our classroom/studio environment. The sections below address many of the frequently asked questions posed by students. Should you find that there are items that are not addressed, please let us know so that we can help you get the answer to your question as well as include that information in future iterations of this document. Feel free to contact us to discuss your concerns.


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To meet with one of our Undergraduate Advisors, schedule an appointment.


Keep up to date on what's happening in the Architecture Program and be informed about important advising deadlines by visiting the ARCH calendar.

Graduate students are assigned a full-time faculty member as their advisor. Students meet with their advisor at least once every semester in advance of registration to review their progress in the architecture program and to plan their schedule for upcoming semesters. Faculty advisors can also assist students by providing general career advice, creating networking opportunities, and helping to prepare students for careers after graduate school.


Incoming graduate students are encouraged to work directly with the Architecture Program Director as they transition into their program and select courses for their first semester.

We are committed to working with every prospective and continuing student to assist in identifying sources of financial aid, scholarships, work study opportunities, and graduate assistantships.


The Office of Student Financial Aid will be your primary source of information regarding loans and other types of aid. You should work directly with that office's expert staff to identify the kinds of aid that are available to you.


Quick Links:

Financial Aid for Prospective Students

Financial Aid for Current Undergraduate Students

Financial Aid for Graduate Students

Welcome to the Architecture Program Career Services page.
If you are a student, scroll down and click on the appropriate tab to locate relevant information.
If you are a potential employer, please email a job description to Alysia Simpson . Kindly include your contact information and provide verification that this is a compensated position. Please note we cannot post non-paying positions.  We will only post employment opportunities relevant to the architecture, design, and construction professions.  We will not post "services desired" advertisements.  If you desire architectural services for your home or business, please contact your local American Institute of Architects chapter for a referral.  Job opportunities will remain online for 90 days from the initial posting date.